As we continue to coordinate with our local retailers and consigners to refresh their inventory and ensure the women’s wares are available to find new homes in your jewelry collection our efforts to expand our market are important since the more we sell, the more we are able to provide meaningful work to the women.
Lumago Designs’ efforts always come back to the artisans and the community where they live and we were fortunate to be recognized for our efforts as a social enterprise in a nomination for the second consecutive year for the Design Social Enterprise Awards, an effort of Price Waterhouse Cooper to recognize social enterprises making a significant impact in the lives of Filipinos. The awards ceremony will be at the end of May and we are honored to be considered among the many progressive organizations working to change the business and philanthropic environment here in the Philippines.
This comes on the heels of Fashion Revolution Week, a series of events around Manila aiming to spread awareness of the burden of fast fashion on the working poor and highlighted by a screening of The True Cost, a documentary film which makes a convincing case for sustainable fashion and how the unsustainable cycle of “fast fashion” has impacted the developing world. In their coverage of the event, CNN Philippines mentioned Lumago Designs as an ambassador to this movement. We are proud to continue our efforts to #beadthechange here in the Philippines and spread our story around the world, while at the same time humbled to see the great work and support of so many others around us working to make the world a better place.